Category: Business

Ethiopian market open on Georgia Avenue

Nazret Market opened Oct. 19. Photo by Mike Mowery A store featuring Ethiopian goods and other products is now open at 8120 Georgia Ave. in downtown Silver Spring. Nazret Market, which opened Oct. 19, sells traditional products such as injera, as well as bulk amounts of the grains used to make the sourdough flatbread. It also carries many spices including berbere, mitmita and others imported from Ethiopia, lentils and various beans. The store includes Ethiopian coffee and unroasted coffee beans, as well as traditional Ethiopian coffee makers and coffee service sets, imported canned goods and a wide variety of...

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Local residents launch Source of the Spring

Two local residents today launched the Source of the Spring, a news site devoted to covering news and information from Silver Spring and Takoma Park. “For several years now, I’ve heard from a number of people about the lack of local news coverage in this area,” said co-founder Mike Diegel, who lives in Northwood/Four Corners. “Our aim is to fill that void and moreover, become a must-read for our neighbors.” “When I moved into the Columbia Heights/Petworth neighborhood down in Washington, D.C., over a decade ago, there was a ton of development happening and I was always curious as...

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What will the election mean for local housing prices?

Photo from Wikipedia Guest post by Dan Metcalf Less than two weeks from Election Day, do we have any idea what the aftermath of a rough campaign season will mean for our area? It’s appropriate that we think of the election’s effects on what for many of us is our largest asset, our homes. Fear not: While this election season has provided some distraction from our local real estate market these last few weeks, Silver Spring’s sound upward real estate trajectory should continue for the following reasons: 1) Nobody leaves: A common perception is that our region benefits from...

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Health, Beauty and Wellness Store Opens

Photo by Mike Diegel Your Whole Body, a nutrition and wellness retailer, has opened at 8646 Colesville Rd. next to Kao Thai in downtown Silver Spring. The store offers a variety of health, wellness, beauty products and seasonal clothing, featuring natural and organic products, including homeopathic...

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